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Chris Tillman allows five runs in 5 1/3 innings as Orioles fall, 8-3, to Yankees

Chris Tillman allows five runs in 5 1/3 innings as Orioles fall, 8-3, to Yankees

Chris Tillman was on his way to proving that he's just different — not diminished — Saturday in the Bronx when a familiar burden ended up crushing a pitcher who has meant so much to the Orioles in the past.

With a short-staffed bullpen and a quick turnaround from a wild, 14-inning win Friday night, the one-time Orioles ace was required to soak up as many innings as he could and not cripple the team going forward. Without gaudy statistics, his ability to do just that was what made him the team’s best starter through its renaissance this decade.

On a base level, he did that Saturday, albeit in an 8-3 loss to the New York Yankees before an announced 34,388 fans at Yankee...

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